History of Shanghai Jazz By iamjack May 3, 1920 The beginning of Shanghai Jazz Jazz was introduced in China in the early 1920s' - 30s'. Period: May 3, 1920 to May 3, 2013 Shanghai Jazz, Then and Now May 4, 1926 Shanghai Jazz being criticized. Li Jun Hui's work was deemed to be "pornographic' and "fleshy". The term "yellow music" was used to describe his compositions. May 3, 1930 The fall of Shanghai Jazz. Jazz did not last long in China. May 3, 1935 The emergence of The Clear Wind Dance Band Du Yu Sheng called for the creation of The Clear Wind Dance Band. They were the first all-Chinese jazz group to perform at Yangtze River dance hall. May 3, 1978 Deng Xiao Ping allowed cultural freedom. Jazz music was again a form of art after cultural freedom was introduced at the Communist Part 3rd Plenum. Jan 1, 2000 Shanghai Jazz was reborn. In the 21st century, Jazz reemerged in Shanghai and Shanghai Jazz was reborn and until today, we can appreciate Shanghai Jazz at bars and pubs.